When you begin looking for an online German course, it can quickly become overwhelming. There are so many options, but which ones are worth your time and possibly money?
And while the most important thing is that you commit to studying regularly, choosing the wrong course can lead to unnecessary frustrations and sometimes wasted money.
In this article, I’ll walk you through your options. I’ll help you figure out which courses do which things right and where their weaknesses are.
In total, there are over 20 courses included in this list.
Not all of them are good, in fact, several are terrible, and many others are just alright.
I wanted to be sure to include lots of options, especially ones I dislike, since you may find others enthusiastically recommending them.
I loosely organized this list based on how much I’d recommend each course. My favorite ones are near the top, and my least favorites are towards the end.
Let’s get started with my top recommendation.
Youtube is a fantastic resource for studying German. Similar to podcasts, they’re a great way to add some extra listening practice to your study routine. While they may lack the built-in structure of some online German courses, they’re nevertheless super useful.
Incorporating Youtube videos into your routine can make studying German a lot more fun. Not only that, since they’re created by native German speakers, you’ll get a more in-depth look at what the life of a German “Youtuber” or “Vlogger” is all about.
In the process, you’ll improve your German and understanding of German culture.
Here are 25 of the top German YouTube channels for you to add to your playlist. We’ve sorted them into beginner, intermediate, and advanced categories so you can find the ones that are the right fit for your current level.